30th May, 2022
Tuath Housing Association and Cavan County Council today welcomed Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage Darragh O’Brien to Cavan where he visited a 25-home development at Drumalee Manor and presented keys to one of its newest residents Elaine Ryan and her family.
To date, 12 of the new homes have been completed and allocated, by Tuath Housing, to people from the Cavan County Council housing waiting list. The remaining 13 homes are due for delivery in September of this year. The development is located within the pre-existing Drumalee Manor Estate, just outside Cavan town, which contains a mix of social homes and privately owned housing. The 25 new A-rated houses currently being delivered will bring the total number of homes in Drumalee Manor Estate to 108, with Tuath managing 36 homes in this development.
Tuath Housing are delighted to have worked in partnership with the Council and developers Onyx Homes Limited on this development which will consist of 9 no. 2 bed homes, 15 no. 3 bed homes and 1 no. 4 bed homes on completion. Drumalee Manor is situated in a prime location only a short distance from a range of primary and secondary schools, Cavan Institute, Cavan Leisure Complex, and a host of other retail and social amenities along the Coothill Road. The new homes have been funded via private finance from the Housing Finance Agency and a loan from the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government.
Tuath Housing already manages 113 homes throughout Cavan with a pipeline of a further 65 homes over the next 2 years. The Association currently has over 8,500 homes in management nationwide and, with a strong pipeline in place, are on course to deliver 1,400 homes in 2022.
Commenting, Minister O’Brien said, “High-quality, well-located homes transform lives – providing security, stability and quality of life for families and individuals. Under Housing for All we are now building those homes on a scale not seen for many years, with 9,000 new social homes to be built across the country this year. The work of Approved Housing Bodies will be key to sustaining and building on that momentum, and I’d like to thank Tuath for their work in making these new homes here at Drumalee Manor a reality. It was a privilege to meet some of the new tenants here today, and I wish them the best of luck in their new homes.”
Cathaoirleach of Cavan County Council Clifford Kelly said “We are delighted to welcome the Minister here today to see these news homes that Cavan County Council and Tuath have delivered in Drumalee. Housing is so important to us here in Cavan, indeed as it is in every county, and this visit gives us the opportunity to discuss with the Minister the many difficulties we currently face with regards to the housing situation here. It also gives us a chance to talk about how we can overcome these obstacles and make real progress, like we are seeing today, with the completion of more homes”.
CEO of Tuath Sean O’Connor noted “We continue to play our part in the Governments Housing for All plan, and I am delighted to say that Tuath are on track to deliver approximately over 1,400 homes nationwide in 2022. I’d also like to say a big thank you to Cavan County Council for their partnership – one that continues to strengthen year on year. Tuath has now worked with the council to deliver 113 homes in the county, providing some 190 tenants with long-term, affordable, secure places to live.”